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. a ray of hope for a couple that can really use it. we're going to be here for a long haul. that promise from president obama to the people of the garden state. >> from the air and on the ground, mr. obama got an up close, firsthand look at all of the carnage, and together they met with dozens of families that lost their homes, their businesses and in some cases both. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> and the president reiterated he's ordered federal agencies to cut through any red tape. the top priorities, restoring power and clearing roads in mass transit. for nomillions are still in the dark tonight. entire neighborhoods are under water. and getting life back to normal, that's definitely going to be a long haul. bruce johnson is in ocean view, new jersey tonight with more on what those folks are going through. bruce. >> reporter: hey, derek. it's actually ocean grove. and this small town like the other jersey towns that we've been talking about all evening long steel reeling from
was hurt. >> reporter: the u.s. marshals closed in. a helicopter from the department of homeland security was dispatched. stuart is charged with three counts of attempted capitol murder, weapons charges, terror charges. and they stem from three pipe bombings on tuesday morning. and filed charges against stuart. the 25-year-old stuart has been considered a cyber bully block, the revelations of our lord, in which he deraves the girlfriend. >>> now more information on the stafford county sheriff's department tonight, they say that law enforcement officers, they disabled his vehicle in montana and that stuart took off running on foot with his loaded handguns. no reports at this time that say that there were any shots fired. but that montana police did take them into custody. we'll have more information as we get it. i'm peggy fox reporting, back to you. >> i cannot remember a time when we have heard of a high- speed chase when pipe bombs were literally thrown. bizarre case, peggy, thank you. >>> three days after sandy slammed the mid-atlantic in the northeast, the death toll continues to clim
ahead and use sudly road as your alternate route. 66 is not affected coming in from manassas to centreville and fairfax, you should be okay. let's take a live look outside and show you what it looks like here on the northbound side of 395, looking good at duke street. 14th street bridge is now bunching up. let's go back over to our maps. this time we're going to head all the way to 270, coming southbound, that's what howard was referring to. it's very slow and heavy out of fredrick, past 109 to 121. on the beltway itself, it's still green, college park into silver spring, so that's good news. and a live look one more time outside, here's what it looks like at the 14th street bridge. i'll be back with more coming up at 6:11. back to you guys. >>> i guess you've heard, today is election day. >> who knew? >> president obama has made his final pitch to voters and now he's waiting. he held rallies in ohio, wisconsin and iowa yesterday. the iowa event was at the same location as his first campaign rally as a presidential candidate five years ago. the president and first lady miche
after 5:00. clear to partly cloudy, the storm missing us to the south. that guy west of st. louis, that is going to be wednesday into thursday's nor'easter with rain and an outside chance of a little snow here wednesday night. temperatures in the 30s in many areas, oakland is down to 28. fredericksburg, 39 degrees this morning. so expect sunshine, certainly a jacket needed today with mid- 40s from hagerstown. 51 in fredericksburg and 52 here in the district. monika samtani, how is our traffic looking? >> really good for a monday morning. but again, it is a monday morning. at least if you head out the door early you don't have the big delays to worry about. coming in on 66 your lanes are open from centerville to fairfax. same story in herndon, reston and right on down the line to tyson's corner. west side of town, this is what it looks like from bethesda, all your lanes on ep. this time we'll head over to the other side, no issues at all. looking good as you leave new carrollton down to the wilson bridge and we'll take a live look at the beltway down south. and beyond into alexandr
included us in your plans to watch 9news at 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >>> i'm mike hydeck. >> we're just going to keep going. >> whatever. i'm mike hydeck. good morning. glad you're with us. it's tuesday. good morning, monika samtani. how are you? hope you're well. mr. howard bernstein, take it away. >>> we have wet weather out there that could slow your commute and it's not warm anymore. temperatures will not be in the 60s and 70s. we'll lucky to get back to 52 this afternoon. we'll see sunshine returning later this morning, especially into the afternoon with a high of 52. but with the breeze, it's going to feel like it's in the 40s. at 5:00 we'll be back to about 49 degrees. the back edge of the rain getting close to interstate 81 up for. you'll notice south -- 81 now. you'll notice south of us we're starting to see the heavier showers. even just north of us coming up 95 and the beltway, the north side of town along with 295 and route 1 but south of us as you get into fauquier county, things starting to break up some. you get north, that's where we still have the heavier showers. tempe
service, but the drivers, using bridges in and out of manhattan, they needed to go through check points to prove that they have at least three people in the car. >>> some cabs, they did stop flooding in new york today because of the concerns about fuel. gas shortages are causing long lines at the stations in new york, new jersey, and connecticut. aaa says that those problems, they stem from the shortages and a lack of electricity to power the pumps. >>> in the last two hours, amtrak announced that they are starting to restore limited service between new york and philadelphia. today, the rail service, they did say that they had cleared the water from one of its tunnels under the hudson river. clearing the water and debris from the new jersey coastline could be a whole different matter. and sarah shuckman filed this report from long island. >> reporter: the new jersey national guard drove us inside. here on long beach island, the center of super storm sandy's landfall. more than 100 troops are holding the peace and holding up those who stayed behind. >> you're scared because you don't kno
in september and the teams took control of the effort to evacuate u.s. personnel but again four people died. >>> new york's mayor made his choice in the presidential election. mayor michael bloomberg is endorsing president obama. the president held rallies in three states yesterday, wisconsin, nevada and colorado and today he'll campaign in another swing state. ohio. >>> and it's all about the swing states, republican challenger mitt romney made three stops right here in virginia yesterday. he returned to his economic themes including sharp criticisms of the president. today, he'll take his final weekend of campaigning to two other swing states wisconsin and ohio. >>> what happens when you're training for a race and then hurricane hits? we'll tell you how my workout went. my couch to 5 k program coming up. >> and at the 5:58. in sports 5:23 which nationals' players said show me the money? >> next at 5:15. howard previews our election day forecast in the seven day. keep it here. >>> weather first time. howard bernstein is back and we are smiling with the forecast you have set up for us over
is on hold for the top u.s. general in afghanistan. >> investigators now combing through his e-mail communications with the tampa socialite who prompted the investigation that forced david petraeus to resign. danielle nottingham brings us the latest. >> reporter: the pieces are slowly coming together. and lawmakers here on capitol hill are concerned the fallout will interfere with their investigation into the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. the pentagon is investigating general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. in connection with the scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the fbi gave the penalty gone more than 20,000 pages of -- pentagon more than 20,000 pages of e-mail communication with allen and tampa socialite jill kelley. she went to the fbi with anonymous threatening e-mails and agents traced those to paula broadwell and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official describes them as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news some of the e-mails were more
us that none of the vote has been counted. how can you say that mitt romney has won west virginia? well, all of our cbs news projections tonight will be based on the vote that has been counted and also our exit polling. we have been talking to voters in all of these states all day long as they've left the polling places and based on that exit poll information, we will project winners in these states and we will do so only when we have complete confidence in that projection. now let's look at that battleground states that we keep referring to tonight. these are the states that could go either way. these are the states that are going to tip the balance tonight for one candidate or the other. the polls have closed in a few of them, but many are still voting. in the state of virginia, we do not have a projection, but this is the tabulated vote as we see it so far. just 2% of the vote has been counted. mitt romney out with a lead there. this is a state that president obama won by 6% in 2008, but again, the mitt romney lead may or may not last because only 2% of the vote has been counte
johnson. thanks for joining us. life for most residents in new york and new jersey is gradually getting back to where it had been before hurricane sandy. in new york carpool restrictions have been lifted, and most subway lines are running. power has been restored to all but a 10th of new york city residents. warming centers remain open for those still without lek tries. schools will be open tomorrow for 1 million new york city school students. governor christie is urging schools that have not open to be creative to get students back to the classroom. >> we've got a lot of work to do but we've already accomplished a lot, from 2.7 million people out of power, we're down to under a million in less than six days of work so we're making progress, doing the things we need to do. you know i will continue to ride herd over these folks and make sure what needs to get done will get done. >> gas continues to be raged but the governor says he hopes to lift that order soon and he insists there is no gas shortage in the statement he says the long gas lines should subside now that refineries are runni
about the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. his testimony comes as we are learning more about the scandal that forced him to resign. we've got the latest. >> reporter: anita and dave, days after stepping down as head of the cia, david petraeus will tell congress what he knows about the deadly attack. as the increasing sex scandal unfolds. >> reporter: the former cia director will meet with lawmakers behind closed doors on friday to talk about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. it is his first public appearance since resigning in disgrace over an affair with his biographer. the attorney general said that petraeus did not put the nation at risk. >> we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. >> reporter: the fbi uncovered the affair, investigating e- mails she sent to jill kelley and the general who exceeded petraeus as the u.s. commander in afghanistan. and now the pentagon is looking at e-mails between allen and kelly. defense secretary says that he thinks the scandal stops there. >> i'm not awar
movies. >>> thank you for watching us at 6:00 a.m. just we're right here for you all the time. i'm andrea roane. >> and i'm mike hydeck. she not only does -- she does traffic too. monika will be doing that momentarily. >> right now howard has the forecast in case you want to go to the movies today or over the weekend. >> going to be cold and also football-type of weather. not going to be raining and seasonably cool with highs in the 50s and the lows in the 30s for most of us. here's a look this morning outside on our michael & son weather camera. and we've got the cloudy skies overhead. couple of sprinkles south and east of town, only 42 in d.c. but we've got areas only in the low 30s in the shenandoah vall. by noon some sun mixing in and 51 and i think we top out around 55 before the day is over. now the rain showers are going to be coming out of eastern north carolina and the southeastern virginia. they've snuck up into the neighborhood overnight into southern maryland. the northern neck, the lower eastern shore. you can see a couple of sprinklesholding together here and just southeast
times that are competitive. retailers like target and toys "r" us and best buy have all unveiled price matching programs designed to bring the customers in early. you guys ready to do door busters? no. two weeks? >> no. >> the week and a half? i'm going to get my stuff done this month. if i say it out loud -- >> a lot of people are saying online shopping is going to be down this year. i don't really boy that to tell you the truth. >> it's interesting because u.p.s. is going to have one of the busiest years and that's probably due to online shopping. >> fedex is saying that too. i mean yeah. so all right jess good to see you. >>> when we return, we have a mother who started a company to teach her daughter to be proud of herself embracing all shades of brown. >> up next, need the founder of pretty brown girl. -- meet the founder of pretty brown girl. she's in studio now. >>> howard here with your weather first on this chill hi friday morning. all in all a pretty nice day ahead. sunny 55 at noon. winds northwest at 10 look for a high around 60 and then this weekend, looks like it will be
that nor'easter. >> well, it's still giving us wind even though it's essentially off the new england coast, but the winds will die down slowly. let's talk about the scope of the winds. they're not as strong as superstorm sandy but still covers a pretty big area, 29 mile-per-hour wind gusts in boston, 24 mile-per-hour wind gusts here in the downtown area, even down toward hatteras 16 mile-per-hour wind gusts with even gusts over 20 miles per hour in the mountains back into west virginia and extreme southwestern west virginia. closer to home they're dying down slowly. our highest wind gust was 34, down to 24 now in the last hour, 17 mile-per-hour wind gust in both gaithersburg and leesburg and frederick but still a 28 mile-per-hour wind gust in martinsburg. so it's chilly. if you head outside, dress for the 30s. it's 15 downtown, mainly in the 40s in leesburg, 36 in manassas. we'll come back and talk about when the winds will go away and when the temps will go back up. >>> sentencing day today for the man who shot and killed six people and wounded 13 more including former arizona congresswom
tonight and tomorrow for us. so light rain or snow east tonight and then it stays dry in the western suburbs, dry morning commute, good news. keep the jacket handy. it will be windy and chilly tomorrow. we'll come back and talk about the weekend. i think you'll like our change in weather pattern. >>> we stand ready to work with any willing partner, democrat, republican or otherwise who shares a commitment to getting those things done. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. >> that's that sure sounds nice. the election's all done. now the question, can democrats and republicans find a way to work together to move the country forward and solve some very serious problems? it is back to business for president obama after a hard fought election and the president says he is willing to compromise. >> in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. >> the most pressing issue on the table might be the so- called fiscal cliff. if congress doesn't do something, americ
them the very best at this difficult time. holly petraeus is the assistant director of the u.s. consumer and financial protection agency where she has concentrated on protecting military families by watching quick buck artists near military bases who offer -- >> ways for them to basically cut into their paycheck by taking out debt to buy things. >> reporter: david petraeus had often described his wife as a pitbull you want on your side. his deputy michael morell has been named as acting director of the cia. >> still so many details we don't know here, but congress will hold a hearing in a week or two on the cia. what happens there? >> that's about the attack in benghazi where our american ambassador and two ci acontractors were killed and petraeus was going to take the lead, now that falling on morell, but investigators saying there's no connection between this announcement and that hearing. >>> they say they're willing to work together, but talk is cheap as the old saying goes in addressing the impending financial chaos known as the fiscal cliff. president obama and house sp
rkt hello and thank you fosh joining us, i'm jc hayward. three days after superstorm sandy barreled through the region, thousands of customers are still without power, but the numbers of shrinking. here are the latest figures. pepco reports it has zero outages related to the storm. dominion power has more than 3300 people without power, bge has more than 1,700 in our region without power and potomac edison has more than 26,000 outages in maryland and just under 79,000 in west virginia. >>> novec has 380 sandy-related outages. >>> and while things are quickly returning to normal in our area, it is going to be a while before new york recovers. the city's road to recovery is literally gridlocked. subway trains began rolling a short time ago for the first time in 3 1/2 days. but service is limited. 14 out of the 23 subway lines are now running, but only in limited areas. multiple tunnels and stations remain flooded. authorities say that it will take a week just to pump out the water and then crews will begin assessing the damage and making repairs. >>> most of new jersey's barrier isl
is pulled away from the new jersey coast but parts of connecticut and new england dealing with us. for us we've got mostly cloudy skies somewhere scraws a sprinkle or -- and just a sprinkle or two. but this is really impressive with the low pressure there off the massachusetts coast. even parts of connecticut close to a foot of snow. locally just little sprinkle or two in the upper part of the bay trying to drive to the south. temperatures this morning, you're going to need to bundle up. they're in the mid 30s to upper 30s in the shenandoah valley. frederick down to 32 with 44 on the bay but when you factor in the wind we've got windchills in the 20s and 30s generally. it's 6:00 a.m. good morning monika samtani. it's almost friday not quite. >>> i think everyone is going to be really happy with the weekend. that's because we've had a couple of issues this week and this morning, it's an the northbound side of 95. it's an overturned box truck two left lanes are blocked north of route 32. let's take a live look from our mdot camera. you're going to see that traffic is jammed through the area he
carolina. it's going to make the turn and come up the coast. for us it's going to give us a glancing blow. that means just a few rain or maybe snow showers mixed in, especially east. freeze warning until 9:00 this morning. your temperatures are down in the 20s to mid-30s right now. monica, over to you. >>> diesel fuel spill cleanup and an accident on route 234, prince william parkway at balls ford road. it's just south of i-66. cleanup continues there. you'll want to go ahead and use suddenly road as your alternate route to -- sudly road as your alternate route. on i-66 the lanes are open. in fact, let's take a live look there on the inbound side and you can see 66 north of the accident scene is not affected at all as you travel towards centreville, fairfax and beyond. so i'll keep you posted on that situation just south of 66. let's go back over to our maps this time to 270 on the southbound side. still looking great, no issues to report as you head down towards clarksburg down to the point where the lanes divide. all lanes are open right now. we'll take a live look outside and show you
is uncertain. it could miss us and could give us a brush. if it goes further west in rain and wind and even snow are possible. here is the energy right now back into kentucky and tennessee and back into the southeast. this will move off the coast of the southeast as we get into tomorrow night. won't be a noreaster until tomorrow night and begin to move up the coast. chilly right now. the ground above freezing. we're in the 40s, come back and talk about a freeze warning and talk about the wednesday event. also have weather for the battleground states. >> we'll see you then. people who lost their homes in super storm sandy are trying to salvage what they can as they brace for the possible noreaster. a million people remain without power one week after the storm. >> commuting is difficult with gas shortages and mass transit problems and now another storm heading to the area. one homeowner who barely made it out alive. >> reporter: good evening. there are so many people in this hard hit community who have lost absolutely everything they own. this afternoon we spoke to one man who clung to life
this all means. >> reporte anita used the word legendary. patraeus wrote the book on how the cia conducted campaign. he changsd the wars in iraq and -- changed the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> he was revered. >> he's described by many as the most influential and the most important general of his generation. >> reporter: that was his legacy until friday when it was revealed the fbi had begun an investigation of e-mails he exchanged with 39-year-old journalist paula broadwell, the author of a book about him. patraeus called his behavior unacceptable and said after being married for 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. president obama accepted the -- he said he witches them the very best at this time. patraeus, a military phd changed the war in iraq and afghanistan. >> he's enormously important. >> reporter: usa military writer and author of the iraq book "a chance in hell" jim michael. >> he was foundering around in the early years of these wars, and he really helped set the strategy and the direction of the u.s. military in both those wars. >>
>>> hello and thank you for joining us, i'm j.c. hayward. a young man is dead after he stabbed his grandfather and then confronted police with a knife. shots rang out early this morning on 17th street northeast near newton street. kristin fisher has more now from the scene. >> reporter: well, this all started around 6:30 this morning. a grandfather called police and said that his grandson was attacking him. but when d.c. police got to this home on 17th street, that grandson turned on them. here's d.c. police chief cathy la near to describe what happened next. >> when they arrived on scene and came up to the house, apparently the suspect came up attacked the officers. >> reporter: one officer a ten year veteran was stabbed several times in the neck, head and hands. that officer then pulled out his gun and opened fire. >> we believe the suspect was hit instantly. and is remaining here on the scene. he is deceased here on the scene. >> we heard all these police cars and fire truck, ambulances and then apparently the helicopter. >> reporter: this man lives just a few doors down. and he
cross, sandy relief fund, for every one of you who "like" us on facebook. it's a quick simple way you can help out. just click on like and we'll send a buck. keep it here with 9news now. >>> welcome back. southbound 95 or northbound 95, you have initially got delays as you leave the occoquan river through woodbridge and then again from lorton up to springfield. at least the lanes are open from 395 where it's beginning to bunch up as well from duke street to seminary road. back to you howard. >>> thanks. you know you want to start your day off right with a heart healthy breakfast. it's really very critical to what you do. the chef is from sedexo and we're here because the heart walk is coming up a week if saturday. and chef wean what. the new supergrain here? >> it's full of ame know acids and proteins. ecuador. >> i've heard of it here in the last couple of years but this is something you can get in any store here. >> readily in most grocery stores. >> we have the heart healthy cupcakes you're making? >> these are little muffins and we're taking the quinoa which cooks like rice. one t
. but hey. voters proved me wrong. >> yep. >> they did. >> ha will the of us thought that going into last night. and thankfully i was thankful that we got up and we had a decision and didn't have to do this like we did in 2000. kristin we'll see you. >> president obama already reached 270 votes before he finally was declared the winner in virginia. >> and part of the reason the vote counting took so long in virginia is because the lines were huge. at one polling spot in dumfries, voters waited up to four hours, that's pretty cool. and only had six voting machines. that's probably one of the reasons why. wow. >>> voting for 20 years and never missed an selection. and wasn't going to miss this one just because some bureaucrat screwed up. >> this is the longest line that i've ever seen. >> i think more than a few people shared that sentiment. some people left without voting but most people we spoke to stuck it out and cast their ballot and they said it was worth it. >>> well, however, that big virginia turnout did not lead to a very long night for the senate candidates. >> two form ergo fors
:11. >>> superstorm sandy hit the u.s. the signs are still he have den. power generators are being marshalled. voting machines are being put into place. >> and as things start to slowly return to normal, riders on the transit system need to be prepared. it is going to be slow and crowded. bigger crowds expected. students are going book school. the overall death toll is up to 179, 110 in the united states. 47 of those are in new york. now with the damage so widespread, homeland security secretary janet napolitano says the number one concern is housing. new york city's mayor says up to 40,000 people may need shelter. temperatures are close to freezing. here at home the city of fairfax is doing its part to help out victims. a detective there is leading the effort in this. good morning. >> good morning. we are talking about a food, clothing and supply drive that started yesterday and will continue until tomorrow. and then on wednesday a group of fairfax city police officers are going to drive up to new york and new jersey and hand deliver all of your donations. yesterday, i want to show you this video be
? send us an e-mail. and some of your comments may make the air tomorrow. >> investigators right now combing through the database trying to find the identity of a badly decomposed body. that body had been there for a while. can't even tell the person's race or gender. the death is considered suspicious. >>> still ahead, the fall back fall out. metro apologizes for messing up this past weekend during the time change overnight. plus, america's obesity epidemic. how some over weight women are going under the knife. increase chances of getting pregnant. >>> and right after the break, serial arsonists torch more than a dozen cars all over prince georges county. >>> if you got just a little confused about the time during the early morning hours sunday, that's the day we set our clocks back. you are not alone. metro apologizing for shutting down service for what was 2:00 a.m. enstead of 3:00 a.m. the agency says it is sorry for any inconvenience to its customers. . >> it went up in flames and saw two bodies run. >> caught on tape, two serial arsonists torching a car. the blaze is one of 16
accounts. >> the insurance companies can no longer use the preexisting condition club to be we're going to happened it rate back to them if we repeal the affordable care act. >> reporter: this year virginia's legislature approved strict regulations on abortion clinics. >> it's an attempt to end run roe v. wade but government shouldn't be in the business of making women's healthcare and moral decisions for them. >> i think medical services to women, there should be safety and cleanliness in those, so that's up to the states. >> reporter: since the virginia tech shootings gun laws have not changed despite efforts by victims and families. here's the mother of a wounded student trying to unsuccessfully convince george allen to get rid of the gun show loophole. that allows private sales with no background checks. >> as far as private sales, no, i'm not for it. >> certainly background record checks at gun shows and i'm very open to the notion that these high-capacity magazines in weapons that are just meant to harm people, that, you know, we ought to be looking at those. >> no, i'm not one wh
schools and our ability to be able to work with those children. promoting interaction with employees, us not being the teachers -- the teachers not being able to work with the children in traditional ways. >> reporter: back on the state level the virginia governor mcdonnell is asking department heads to plan for the 4% cuts but it appears to be on the tinnientsy plan -- contingency planning. gary nurenberg, 9news now. >>> the number of people in syria who need humanitarian aid could increase from 2.5 million to 4 million by next year. a report from the united nations' humanitarian office also says if the fighting continues at its current rate, the number of refugees leaving syria would go from 400,000 to 700,000 just in few months by early -- in a few months by early 2013. the fighting appears to be getting worse every week. >>> the pentagon says iranian fighter jets shot at but missed is u.s. drone that was flying surveillance mission off the iranian coast. the u.s. says that drone was over international waters when it was targeted. penalty gone spokesperson says iran was intentionally
. geoff: near where we used to live. craig: that's where i do my chimney sweeping. i like to go up the chimney sometimes in the afternoon and then sometimes i clean -- good night, everybody. >>> we're learning more about the consequences to our pocketbooks if the government can't stop from driving over that fiscal cliff at the end of this year. >> the congressional budget office said today if all the tax cuts and spending cuts do happen that will push the employment rate above 9% within a year. tonight virginia is planning its own cut-backs. gary nurenberg is here with that. >> reporter: gary, hearing the consequence to the budget which by law has to be balanced if the fiscal cliff can't be avoided, virginia's government has ordered every state agency to make plans to cut its but et by 4%. if those cuts actually happen legislators say it is education that gets hit hard, that it's transportation that gets hit hard. >> right now we don't have the money we need to invest so this will make things worst. >> reporter: david buliva, a democrat, on the cuts. >> the impact will be severe. y
reeling from superstorm sandy and they're getting hit by that nor'easter tonight. theresa garcia joins us live from rockaway beach, new york. >> reporter: good evening, anita, and what you see now is snow and plenty of it. behind me the waves of the atlantic ocean, some of those waves are breaking at 8 to 10 feet and all along the new york and new jersey coastlines forecasters are saying the storm surge is expected to be around 3 feet. so couple both those together and you've got a big concern for coastal flooding. this nor easter is pretty typical this time of year, but what makes the big difference is how vulnerable this area is after superstorm sandy. snow started to fall at the top of the empire state building as the nor'easter blew into new york this afternoon. residents of a new jersey store neighborhood were evacuated aboard school buses as the storm damaged coast prepared for rain, snow, possible flooding and wind gusts over 50 miles per hour. >> i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie thanks first responder. inland towns
at this difficult time. holly petraeus is the assistant director of the u.s. consumer and financial protection agency and has built a reputation fighting for the rights of military families. >> outside the gates of military installations there's usually a strip out there with the buy here, pay here car dealers, the check cashing, the payday loans, the pawn shops. always for them to basically cut into their paycheck by taking out debt to buy things. >> reporter: her work has been to protect those families. >> i realize some of what you're going through. >> reporter: under a national spotlight it is her own family in need of help and protection. she knows of military honor. she was the daughter of the commadant at west point where she met petraeus. >> what more can you tell us about the reputation of david petraeus and why did he have to quit, gary? >> reporter: a couple things. this is a man who literally rewrote the book on how the military deals with counter insurgency. he changed the strategy in iraq and turned that war around, largely responsible for the surge in afghanistan that arguab
wants to lay us off and obama just froze our salaries so i guess between the two, it'd be obama. >> reporter: so obviously it's clear federal and local workers we talked to feel they have more job security under barack obama if re-elected. of course this doesn't apply to the thousands of people who are political appointees. they will be packing should mitt romney win this election. back to you guys. >> a lot at stake especially for our area. bruce, thank you. lesli? >>> the military vote will also play a big part in who wins today's presidential election. especially in battleground virginia which is one of the states with the most defense workers. andrea mccarren joins us now live from richmond with more on that part of the story. andrea? >> reporter: well, lesli republicans are optimistic at this hour. that this ballroom will be hosting a victory party in the next few hours. earlier today we stopped in quantico, virginia in prince william county. a critical battleground including one for military votes. >> i have always voted all my life. i have never missed a vote. >> reporter
was getting. >>> who would smack an 81-year- old lady? a coward. that's the word police are using to describe the young man what broke into a woman's home through a back window. police say he hit her, stole her computer, then ran off. it happened about nan yesterday at a home on mckinley street in northwest. today police caught up with the guy they think did it. the 18-year-old from d.c. that elderly woman is now on the mend after a trip to the hospital. >>> the name mervis means diamonds. the family-run store has diamonds by the bushel but right now there is a big fuss over the one diamond they don't have. deborah met with the mervis mate tree arc. >> no doubt you've been in your car and heard about this. but you haven't heard this. masha mervis' love story almost woman. meet the well pan behind the man behind the d.c. area diamond empire. >> reporter: it started as a marriage of convenience. see, shed escaped her native lithuania right before world war ii. she was on a six-month visa in south africa. that's when she met up with mark. they got married, then they fell in love. >> a loving mar
, some voters tell us they've received a second copy in the mail. that's because of a few reports that the ballots were initially sent out missing the page that covered questions 4 through 7. we contacted the board of elections today and learned if you do receive two ballots and send both back, your second set is the one that will be counted. >> supporters of maryland's question 4 held a rally on montgomery college's tacoma park today. if it passes, undocumented immigrants would be allowed to pay instate tuition at local community colleges. >> polls open tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. they will be open there and in the district until 8:00 p.m. in virginia the polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. you can learn more about all the candidates and the ballot questions at wusa9.com. click on campaign 201. -- 2012. more than a dozen cases of car fires in the last few weeks. >> believed the serial arsonists are responsible for destroying 16 cars. but it was an incident here that they are most interested in. >> that's because they were caught on tape. watch as someone lights a small fi
. so we've been unable to contact them and they have been unable to contact us. >> give us an idea. >> we have every day working guys to people that have a lot of money. >> reporter: he tells me that the boat down here, the integrity was once owned by the late walter. i'm bruce johnson reporting from highland, new jersey, back to you. >> thank you, bruce. >>> we have an ugly start to november. a little gray, maybe a tad of rain out there. topper in the weather center. what about the rest of the night? >> it's improving, derek. but i will tell you what, sandy will not let that grip go. we have breezes on the way and a couple of sprinkles. we'll start with temperatures. 10 degrees below average. high was 53. average high is still 64, which would be kind of nice, actually. right now, 51 downtown. but in the 40s in the burbs. 46 in good faithers -- gaithersburg. generally in the 40s in manassas and winchester. so a little bit on the chilly side outside. now, here's a look at the radar. couple showers with a couple sprinkles pushing on through. nothing heavy. everything is generally lig
for blocks. in new jersey one station is using an old fashioned hand pump. >> we can have hot water and take hot showers. >> reporter: new jersey officials expect the gas shortages to ease this week. staten island, new york. >>> new york city is opening schools today for the first time. >>> tuesday is election day so generators are being brought in and polling locations are being moved so ravaged sections of new york and new jersey residents will be able to vote. it remains unclear if the preparations are enough to avoid depressed turnout in communities which still lack power or people have been forced to leave their homes. >>> new york city's transit system remains a problem in the days after superstorm sandy. yesterday governor cuomo suspended tolls in the rockaways. the loss of train service makes it especially hard for residents to get back and forth. the suspended tolls will remain in place. >>> today and tomorrow fairfax police testimony is going to collect food and clothing for the victims of superstorm sandy. >> matt jablow has more. >> reporter: captain laura kenyan is the head of t
still have time to help us help those hit hardest by sandy. just log onto our facebook and like our page. we are donating $1 to the american red cross for every like we get. >>> one day after the election president barack obama called lawmakers from both parties to talk about looking ahead at the rest of the year. the commander in chief landed at joint base andrews two minutes ago and reportedly told senate and house leaders today he's committed to finding bipartisan solutions to reduce the deficit, cut taxes for middle class families and create new jobs. >>> in maryland a lot of questions tonight about what's next after a slew of ballot questions passed. the passage of question seven clears the way for table games and a sixth casino in prince george's county. today the maryland lottery gaming and control commission said rules for table games could be in place by year end and the casinos could start adding those early next year, but that casino in prince george's county probably won't be a reality until 2016. then there's the issue of same sex marriage. >> it feels like a really large em
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